3.3.1 Quality of service delivery
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Organisations will deliver the services in accordance with the service agreement:
- deliver the services in a timely and efficient manner using the standard of care and foresight expected of an experienced provider
- acting in accordance with the highest applicable professional ethics, principles and standards
- demonstrating a commitment to ethical practices and behaviours, and implementing these practices through appropriate training and monitoring.
Schedule 2 and 3 (where applicable) set out the services to be delivered, including data collection and performance targets. Further service information is provided in departmental policy and funding guidelines:
- Department of Health & Human Services Policy and Funding Guidelines
- Department of Education & Training publications and resources (opens in a new window, external link).
When delivering the services, the organisation is required to comply with:
- all standards as gazetted under applicable acts and standards endorsed by the department:
- all applicable departmental policies, including those related to service specific requirements (including those listed in Schedule 1).
- performance targets (as listed in Schedule 2 and 3)
- laws including those related to fire protection, industrial relations, employment, health, and general safety and taxation.
Access to Applicable Departmental Policies
The department will provide to the organisation access to all Applicable Departmental Policies and Standards. Some of these applicable policies are detailed in this kit. The Funded Agency Channel (opens in a new window, external link), the Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Education & Training (external link) web sites also provide links to this information.
Accreditation and registration requirements
Organisations need to gain and maintain the accreditation or registration required to deliver services, including those required by the department within applicable departmental policies. Registration under specific legisation is required for the delivery of some services.
Notification to the department and provision of information
An organisation must inform the department and provide information about all matters that the department should reasonable be made aware of. This may include for example, an incident involving a person receiving a service, or an issue that impacts on the delivery or sustainability of service, or the ability of an organisation to meet its obligation under the service agreement.